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The world: Please, stop promoting the question 'What race are you?' in any capacity.

Please whenever this racist and scientifically ignorant question is posed, reply with simply human or refuse to answer. We are all a part of one species/race, Homo sapiens. Black, white, hispanic, etc... are not races. The promotion of these "subspecies" as separate entities is scientific racism. It is imperative that this question, "What race are you?", must be deemed nescient, passé, and flat out intolerable by the world as a whole in order to eliminate racist predisposition at the grassroots level. For further insight into this subject please refer to the American Anthropological Association statement on "Race"., The European Union's Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, or the American Association of Physical Anthropology's statement on Biological Aspects of Race

This petition was delivered to:
  • The world
  • Charles Rebstock Professor Biology Professor Genetics Biomedical Engineering WUSTL
    Alan R. Templeton, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Physical Anthropology WUSTL
    Robert Sussman, Ph.D.
  • Professor, joint appointment with African American Studies, UF
    Faye Harrison, Ph.D.
  • Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters
    Prof. Gerald L. Early
  • NYU Stern
    Prof. Adam Alter
  • Chair of the Department of Sociology, GWU
    Prof. Steven A. Tuch
  • Provost Georgetown University, Former Director U.S. Census
    Robert M. Groves, Provost GU
  • Assistant Director for Economic Programs U.S. Bureau of the Census
    Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Jr
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • Florida State House
  • Florida State Senate
  • President of the United States
  • One Race Human
    One Race Human
  • Department of Anthropology Washington State University
    Prof. Edward H. Hagen
  • Executive Director, AAA
    Mr. Bill Davis
  • Director of Public Affairs, AAA
    Mr. Damon Dozier
  • President, APAA, Professor USF
    Prof. Lorena Madrigal
  • President Elect, APAA. Professor UDel
    Prof. Karen Rosenberg
  • Editor, American Journal of Physical Anthropology
    Dr. Christopher B. Ruff
  • Anthropology News Digital Editorial Assistant
    Emilia Guevara
  • Editor, Yearbook of Physical Anthropology Department of Anthropology Univ. Wisc. -Milwaukee
    Prof. Trudy R Turner
  • Executive Committee AAPA, DPT Program Duke University
    Prof. Andrea b. Taylor
  • Executive Committee AAPA, Dept. of Anthropology The Ohio State University
    Dr. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg
  • Executive Committee AAPA, School Hum. Evol. Arizona State Univ.
    Prof. Brenda J. Baker
  • Executive Committee AAPA, Dept. of Anthropology Univ. Texas at Austin
    Prof. Anthony Di Fiore
  • Department of Anthropology Queens College - CUNY
    Prof. Sara Stinson
  • Marketing and Communications Manager AAA
    Joslyn Osten
  • Florida Governor

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